And for the vanities committed in this filthy custom, is it not great vanity and uncleanness, that at the table, a place of respect, of cleanliness, of modesty, men should not be ashamed to sit tossing of tobacco pipes, and puffing of the smoke of tobacco one to another, making the filthy smoke and stink thereof to exhale athwart the dishes, and infect the air when very often men that abhor it are at their repast? Surely smoke becomes a kitchen far better than a dining chamber, and yet it makes a kitchen also oftentimes in the inward parts of men, soiling and infecting them with an unctuous and oily kind of soot, as hath been found in some great tobacco takers, that after their death were opened.
From Counter-blast to Tobacco
Written in 1604 by King James I of England
The hazards of smoking are well known to everyone, so there is no need to elaborate on them here.
There are medications we can prescribe that will help to reduce your craving for cigarettes, but nothing we do will “make” you quit smoking until you are determined to do so.
Stages of change:
Precontemplation – “I don’t need to quit.”
Contemplation – “I know smoking is unhealthy and I need to quit, but I don’t want to now.”
Planning – “What will it take for me to stop? I need to set goals.”
Action – Putting the plan into practice
Maintenance – Adapt to facilitate maintenance of change
When you’ve contemplated stopping, are prepared to stop, and want to take action, that’s the time to let us know. We’re here to help.
We suggest you find out how serious you are about quitting by reviewing some of the material about smoking cessation on the websites below. After doing so, if you believe you are truly serious about quitting, we’ll be glad to help you in any way we can.